President Trump Formally Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by 18 Republican Members of Congress
President Donald Trump has officially been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by a group of 18 Republican members of Congress.
The lawmakers sent a formal letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Wednesday, nominating him for his work to create peace in the Korean Peninsula.
“We, the undersigned members of the United States Congress, respectfully nominate President Donald J. Trump to receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and bring peace to the region,” the letter states.
The letter went on to say that “Since taking office, President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to end its illicit weapons program and bring peace to the region.”
“His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history,” the letter continued.
Rep. Luke Messer, who lead the charge to nominate Trump, had announced last week that he would be nominating him.
— Rep. Luke Messer (@RepLukeMesser) April 27, 2018
“We are seeing unprecedented progress toward peace, and it’s a direct result of President Trump’s strong leadership.” Messer said in a statement last week. “Following this historic announcement, President Trump should get the Nobel Peace Prize. Our peace through strength strategy is delivering never before seen results.”
South Korea’s foreign minister has credited President Trump for bringing the two sides together, saying “Clearly, credit goes to President Trump…He’s been determined to come to grips with this from day one.”